Alan Jackson’s Honky Tonk Running Full-Throttle

Alan Jackson has officially opened all four floors of AJ’s Good Time Bar, the first and only completely artist-owned establishment on Broadway in Nashville. Filled floor-to-ceiling with items from Jackson’s own collection of career and personal memorabilia, the honky-tonk offers visitors a unique experience, including a drink menu highlighted by “Alan’s Drink”—Jack and Water, the singer’s beverage of choice.

Each of the four floors showcase Jackson’s various interests and hobbies. “AJ’s Honky Tonk” is the first floor and prominently features live country music, while the second floor is known as the “GT Bar,” offering a sports and car-themed atmosphere, 12 big screen televisions and live, acoustic music. The “Hullbilly Bar” on the third floor is proving to be one of the venue’s biggest draws and is modeled after Jackson’s own Merritt Sportfish boat “Hullbilly,” seen in his “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Long Way to Go” music videos. The third level’s stage also features karaoke and live music. The rooftop “Star Bar” caps AJ’s Good Time Bar, providing views of the historic Ryman Auditorium, Broadway, Nissan Stadium and all of downtown Music City.

“I always wanted to own a honky-tonk that plays real country music on Broadway that I could put my name on,” says Jackson. He purchased the building in August of 2016, opened the first two floors in October of 2016, and after intense renovations, opened the third floor and rooftop in May 2017.

Jackson is also a majority owner in ACME Feed & Seed, located just blocks away at 1st Avenue and Broadway.

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